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Hub Metro stations now open

METRO stations that opened yesterday to ease congestion for air or rail travelers will be closed when passengers need to get to early-morning or late-night flights and trains.

Four new stations opened on Line 10, mainly inside the Hongqiao Transport Hub, making a total of 31 stops on the line that runs from the city's northeast to west.

The stops connect the two terminals at Hongqiao International Airport and a railway station. This should ease pressure on Metro Line 2, said Wang Weiwen, a manager with the line's operator.

However, Line 10 only operates from about 6am to 10pm each day at the stops inside the transport hub - while flights and trains operate over longer hours. Line 2 runs for more hours than Line 10.

Passengers will have to take taxis or night buses when the subway is closed.

By 3pm yesterday the new stops had handled 13,260 passengers, with 11,494 using the three inside the transport hub. Some travelers were unfamiliar with Line 10 along its west end and still chose to take Metro Line 2 to the transport hub.

"It needs time to gradually attract passengers to the line," said Wang.

The Metro operator also reminded passengers to pay attention to Line 10's "Y" shaped route at its west end, at the Longxi Road Station connection. One fork goes to the transport hub, the other to Hangzhong Road.

The airport authorities have opened a passageway connecting Terminal 1 in Hongqiao Airport to Line 10's terminal 1 station. It takes about a five-minute walk.


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